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Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Adult Male Associated with the use of Smokeless Tobacco (Sweka).

Ali WM, Al-Aqeedi RF, Gehani A - Heart Views (2011)

Bottom Line: Dipping smokeless tobacco (ST) is used worldwide.ST may be as harmful as smoking and carries adverse cardiac complications.A prompt call for restriction and prohibition is advised and its alternative use to quit smoking must be abandoned.

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Affiliation: Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

ABSTRACT
Dipping smokeless tobacco (ST) is used worldwide. We report a case of acute myocardial infarction in a young patient, who consumed smokeless tobacco (Sweka) for over one year. ST may be as harmful as smoking and carries adverse cardiac complications. A prompt call for restriction and prohibition is advised and its alternative use to quit smoking must be abandoned.

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Figure 1: Dipping smokeless tobacco in the form of Niswar (Sweka)

Mentions: A previously healthy 21-year-old man presented with central chest pain that awakened him from sleep two hours before, associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath. He had used dipping ST in the form of Niswar (Sweka) five to ten times per day [Figure 1] continuously for one year, which was preceded by the habitual use of both types of smoking for another year. There was no past history of cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, drug abuse or family history of coronary artery disease.


Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Adult Male Associated with the use of Smokeless Tobacco (Sweka).

Ali WM, Al-Aqeedi RF, Gehani A - Heart Views (2011)

Dipping smokeless tobacco in the form of Niswar (Sweka)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Dipping smokeless tobacco in the form of Niswar (Sweka)
Mentions: A previously healthy 21-year-old man presented with central chest pain that awakened him from sleep two hours before, associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath. He had used dipping ST in the form of Niswar (Sweka) five to ten times per day [Figure 1] continuously for one year, which was preceded by the habitual use of both types of smoking for another year. There was no past history of cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, drug abuse or family history of coronary artery disease.

Bottom Line: Dipping smokeless tobacco (ST) is used worldwide.ST may be as harmful as smoking and carries adverse cardiac complications.A prompt call for restriction and prohibition is advised and its alternative use to quit smoking must be abandoned.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

ABSTRACT
Dipping smokeless tobacco (ST) is used worldwide. We report a case of acute myocardial infarction in a young patient, who consumed smokeless tobacco (Sweka) for over one year. ST may be as harmful as smoking and carries adverse cardiac complications. A prompt call for restriction and prohibition is advised and its alternative use to quit smoking must be abandoned.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus